Sunday, August 22, 2010

Images & Words - Serenity # 68

Welcome back to another week of Images & Words.Good to be back, it has been a very fulfilling but hectic summer here so far. My apologies for not being around much at all lately. Last week at this time I was back in my hometown of Erie PA. I got to walk along the beach one morning at 6 am to watch the sunrise and enjoy the beach before anyone else got there. This to me is what heaven must feel like such a serene and calming feeling where nothing else matters and all thoughts are clear. I was wishing I could bottle up those feeling and break them open when needed so I did with my camera. Please post a picture of that spot for you where you can sit and just vegetate from the rest of the world,the place your mind goes when it needs a break.I hope you enjoy my piece of Heaven here on Earth.

The Rules:

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words.

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here.

New topics will be posted on Sundays.

Posts can be made through Saturday.

One post per person only please.

Week Sixty Eight Topic Serenity

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  1. What a perfectly beautiful spot .... gorgeous picture!

  2. What a fantastic theme Joel and your I&W certainly works for me. I understand your serenity here. Glorious photo. Truth in your words.

  3. Excellent theme, Joel. Will be back later with mine.

  4. This is beautiful Joel. Well done.

  5. Super serene shot Joel, love the banner you did as well. So glad to be back and take
    part this week...

  6. everyone has a different view of serenity...this should be seem to find many places

    beautiful photo, Joel.who doesn't embrace SERENITY !

    Images and Words #68 ~ SERENITY ~

  8. I saw the topic in the inbox but didn't come here until after I posted...I suppose many equate the ocean with serenity...beautiful photo and very fitting words to accompany it!

  9. I chose to depart from photography and to post a bit of primitive computer art. I think you will agree that the scene is quite serene.

  10. Gorgeous photo! Makes me homesick, although I lived on the other coast.

    I will try to be back later to post mine, but I've had intermittent internet problems this morning.

  11. What a wonderful picture and the words are truly beautiful and marverlously profound.

    Here is mine:

  12. The water has always held a fascination for me. Love your place of serenity Joel.
    Here's my first entry:

  13. Wonderful subject and very powerful example you've given, Joel. I sort of want to bask in your serene place for a while.

    here's mine:

  14. Beautiful shot! Sorry I'm late, had company..... they just didn't seem to understand that I wanted em to go away so I could come do this, ROFL!

  15. Here is mine for this week............With router problem I will likely not make it around to view others ...sorry.

  16. Great idea Joel and great photo.

    The beach, the dunes... (Lake Michigan) is my home and all my long time friends know it's my sanctuary..

    they've seen enough of my photos, memories, writings, moments with her

    tonight I present a hawk seeking a moment in my yard of all places finding serenity

  17. Wow what an incredible set of photos and quotes this week. Serenity at it's finest. You all are awesome !!!!

  18. Wonderful Theme Joel and as always
    a Beautiful photo and words that fit perfect.
    I'm late because I was out of town yesterday.,
    But... Better Late Than Never...

  19. I think I got to everyone... if not... I got a pot of beans for ya. Their not magical or anything but might make you play a tune. Garden has been keeping me pretty busy besides other stuff like

    mom, husband, dogs

    but thank gawd I still have mom... husband and well (cough) dogs...

    If I'm missing in action... know I'll be back after the harvesting is over

  20. you probably skipped by choice...but I'll take the pot of beans anyway

  21. Dana those who live in the past are doomed to repeat it. That's why you're still virtually 12 years old as well as an 80 year old lady

  22. 12.....I feel older than that but thanks....and my 80 year old mother is dying so thanks least your heart is in the right place